British organization founded in 1980 as the KIB Foundation
to encourage and promote research in fields outside established
science, especially parapsychology and alternative medicine.
The trustees were Arthur Koestler, Brian Inglis, Tony
Bloomfield, Michael Fullerlove, and Sir William Wood. The
foundations original name derived from initials of the first
three trustees. After the death of Arthur Koestler in 1983 the
foundation was given its present name.
Encyclopedia of Occultism & Parapsychology 5th Ed. Koestler Foundation
The foundation acted as a clearinghouse for information
about research in various parts of the world and as a bridge between
sponsors and research projects. Selection of projects was
by an advisory group that included individuals of distinction in
relevant fields of science and medicine. Among its major accomplishments
had been the publication of A Glossary of Terms
Used in Parapsychology (1982), compiled by Michael A. Thalbourne,
on behalf of the Society for Psychical Research. Last
known address 23 Harley House, Marylebone Rd., London,
NW1 5HE, England.